Reconceptualizing Gender Equality Norm Diffusion and Regional Governance: Logics and Geometries
We begin this concluding chapter with a reflection on the quality of the regional gender equality norms that are investigated in this volume. We then continue by considering what the regional level adds to norm diffusion processes and how the regional level intersects with the global and national processes. Subsequently, we will look at the ‘landscapes’ through which norms travel and their impact on norm diffusion. We examine the logics of regional governance and their (in)compatibility with the logics of aid and trade policies. Following this, we will turn the spotlight onto the role of actors in norm diffusion, with particular reference to the feminist actors and gender machineries in regional organizations as well as regional networks of activists. Next, this chapter further unpacks the geometries of institutional and non-institutional feminist actor constellations and highlights the dynamic nature of these constellations. At the end of this chapter, we will return to norm diffusion theory and reflect on the implications of our findings for its development.
KeywordsGender Equality Trade Policy Regional Organization Regional Governance Norm Diffusion
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